Ok, lets do the caveats first.
There are clearly some issues that would warrant further investigation with respect to admissions. In my view social selection is the most pernicious form of selection given that it usually involves making either parents or children feel unworthy. So that needs to be looked at.
There are also some suspicions around, I’ll put it no greater, that rolls have been manipulated to remove students in order to boost outcomes at the end of phases. I’d suggest that the Education Select Committee should look into this issue in some depth across the system as if it is happening on any scale it is not just that it has an impact on those children it directly affect but it undermines the entire accountability regime that has such an impact on every school.
I have also seen some commentary around how some teachers are treated. I do…
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